Category: Match Preview

PREVIEW: DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V WHITES

Dover will be aiming to keep their unbeaten league run going when they visit Victoria Road on Tuesday.

Chris Kinnear’s men are undefeated in 10 league games and last suffered a loss on their travels seven matches ago at Macclesfield Town in August.

But Athletic’s recent run of form will be severely tested against a Daggers side that boast the strongest home record in the division, having accumulated 22 points from a possible 30 so far.

Josh Passley, Femi Ilesanmi and Chris Lewington will be familiar with their surroundings.

Passley made 41 appearances in a two-year spell with Dag & Red, Ilesanmi played 120 times during a four-year stay and Lewington made 138 appearances during a five-year period.

And travelling fans will recognise some of their opponents.

Defender Bondz N’Gala played five matches for Whites last season and first team coach Junior Lewis featured 84 times for the club between 1993-96.

DAGENHAM AND REDBRIDGE’S RECENT FORM

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 3-2 GUISELEY

John Still’s men fought back from a two-goal deficit to win all three points at Victoria Road.

Luke Howell grabbed the winner ten minutes from time after Morgan Ferrier and Scott Doe had cancelled out earlier strikes from the Lions’ Lee Molyneux and Mike Fondop-Talom.

Molyneux’s deflected 18th minute deflected effort had the visitors in front and Fondop-Talom tapped in Kevan Hurst’s knock-down five minutes later to double the advantage.

The Daggers pulled one back on 29 minutes when Ferrier fired a shot into the top corner and defender Doe levelled just before the break, slotting home Corey Whitely’s corner.

Whitley also assisted the home side’s winner, firing in an effort which rebounded for Howell to stab in.

PREVIOUS MEETING:

WHITES 1-2 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

Dover slumped to their eighth defeat in 12 games against the Daggers as the Essex side ended Dover’s four-game National League winning streak.

First half goals from on-loan Brighton winger Jordan Maguire-Drew and veteran Paul Benson laid the foundations for the win, their third consecutive on the road.

Ricky Miller had a penalty saved before finally reducing the deficit with eight minutes to play, but it was too little, too late to salvage anything from the game.

The visitors opened the scoring through Maguire-Drew – and the TV replay won’t make for happy viewing for Dover goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

Arnold appeared set to gather Maguire-Drew’s 30-yard free-kick before slipping and could only look up in horror as the ball sailed over him into the back of his net.

But Arnold could not prevent Daggers extending their lead from the resulting corner – taken by that man Maguire-Drew.

His cross was headed home by 37-year-old Benson, his first goal for Daggers since 2010.

Arnold kept his side in with a chance of getting something out of the game after saving from Benson after the striker had pounced on captain Jamie Grimes’ back pass.

And that saved proved vital after Miller gave Dover hope with his 22nd goal of the National League campaign.

Grimes headed substitute Mitch Pinnock’s long throw into the danger zone and Miller volleyed home.

There was to be no more joy for Whites as Dagenham completed the double over boss Chris Kinnear’s side following the 2-0 win at Victoria Road in September.

OTHER MEETING:

13/09/16 Dagenham & Redbridge 2-0 Dover

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £21
Concessions – £15
Juniors (10-16) year-olds – £12
Under-10’s – £2

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V GUISELEY
BROMLEY V ALDERSHOT TOWN
EASTLEIGH V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
GATESHEAD V BARROW
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V FC HALIFAX TOWN
LEYTON ORIENT V CHESTER
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V TRANMERE ROVERS
MAIDSTONE UNITED V BOREHAM WOOD
SUTTON UNITED V TORQUAY UNITED
WOKING V EBBSFLEET UNITED
WREXHAM V SOLIHULL MOORS

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Bromley on Saturday 2nd December and it’s not too late to book a seat on it.

Prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Fylde.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: LEYTON ORIENT V WHITES

Athletic will be aiming to extend their unbeaten league run to ten matches when they visit Brisbane Road for the first time in a competitive fixture on Saturday.

And they travel to the capital to take on a side that have collected just three points from a possible 33.

Steve Davis, appointed as O’s head coach in the summer following their relegation from League Two, paid the price for his team’s poor form and was sacked earlier in the week.

But boss Chris Kinnear will still be wary of Whites latest opponents, who will be keen to impress the caretaker management team of Ross Embleton and Dean Brill.

One Dover player will be no stranger to his surroundings on the pitch this weekend.

Defender Connor Essam made 24 appearances for Orient during the 2015/16 season.

LEYTON ORIENT’S RECENT FORM

EBBSFLEET 2-1 LEYTON ORIENT

Orient’s winless league run extended to 11 matches following defeat in front of the BT Sport cameras on Saturday evening.

First half strikes from Andy Drury and Danny Kedwell put Daryl McMahon’s men in control, although James Dayton’s late consolation set up a tense finale.

An unmarked Drury fired Fleet in front on six minutes after collecting Luke Coulson’s pass.

And Kedwell doubled the lead with a bullet header from Myles Weston’s cross five minutes before the break.

Charlie Grainger denied Weston after the restart with a fine save and Dayton’s 25-yard stunner three minutes from time gave the visitors hope.

But Steve Davis’ side were unable to complete the comeback and the result leaves Orient three points above the bottom four.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults £20.00
Concessions £18.00
Under 18 £5.00

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V TORQUAY UNITED
BROMLEY V CHESTER
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V GUISELEY
EASTLEIGH V BARROW
GATESHEAD V TRANMERE ROVERS
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V ALDERSHOT TOWN
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V BOREHAM WOOD
MAIDSTONE UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
SUTTON UNITED V FC HAILFAX TOWN
WOKING V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
WREXHAM V EBBSFLEET UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There are coaches travelling to Dagenham (Tuesday 21st November) and Bromley (Saturday 2nd December).

It’s not too late to book a seat and prices are per game:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Fylde to book a seat on the coach heading to Bromley.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V EASTLEIGH

Athletic will aim to continue setting the pace in the National League standings following a two-week break.

And boss Chris Kinnear will be hoping his side can keep up their impressive record against this weekend’s opponents.

Dover have won five and lost just once in six National League matches against the Spitfires.

However Richard Hill’s side come to Crabble in confident mood, having won 2-1 at Macclesfield in their previous away game.

Top scorer Ryan Bird and centre-back Connor Essam both started the last campaign as Eastleigh players and could feature against their former side.

Home fans might also recognise some familiar faces from the visiting squad.

Goalkeeper Ross Flitney made 55 appearances for Whites over a two year period and defender Ayo Obileye featured three times during a loan spell last season.

And Assistant Manager Andy Hessenthaler managed Dover during a three-year spell, winning two successive promotions.

EASTLEIGH’S RECENT FORM

EASTLEIGH 2-2 CHESTER

Strugglers Chester came back from two goals down at the Silverlake Stadium to claim only their second away point since Marcus Bignot took over as manager.

Ben Williamson put the home side ahead from 18 yards on two minutes and Gary McSheffrey doubled the Spitfires lead shortly after the restart.

James Akintunde tucked in Kingsley James’ cross seven minutes later to reduce the arrears and the visitors were denied a second after home keeper Ross Flitney saved Ryan Astles’ effort.

But the big defender was not to be kept out for long, powering in Lucas Dawson’s corner in the last minute.

PREVIOUS MEETING

25/02/17: DOVER 3-0 EASTLEIGH

Ricky Miller’s fourth hat-trick of the season ensured there was no happy return to Crabble for Richard Hill.

Caretaker boss Hill, who was in charge of his first game since Martin Allen’s sacking, could only watch as Dover condemned the Hampshire side to a fourth consecutive National League defeat.

Home fans did not have to wait long to celebrate a goal as Miller opened the scoring on three minutes. Visiting goalkeeper Rya Clarke parried Nicky Deverdics’ shot and predator Miller finished it off from close range.

James Constable’s turn and shot whistled past Steve Arnold’s post and Ross Lafayette, sporting a bandage from a cut to the forehead earlier in the match, saw a deflected effort fly wide.

Whites doubled their advantage on 71 minutes, with that man Miller on the scoresheet again. The striker’s half-volley slipped from Clarke’s grasp and rolled into the net.

Miller completed his treble eight minutes later after robbing Adam Dugdale and curling into the far corner.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

16/08/16: Eastleigh 2-4 Dover
10/11/15: Dover 1-2 Eastleigh
22/09/15: Eastleigh 2-5 Dover

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free with an accompanying result.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (3pm unless stated).

ALDERSHOT TOWN V AFC FYLDE
BARROW V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
BOREHAM WOOD V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
FC HALIFAX TOWN V WOKING
GUISELEY V BROMLEY
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V GATESHEAD
SOLIHULL MOORS V SUTTON UNITED
TORQUAY UNITED V MAIDSTONE UNITED
TRANMERE ROVERS V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
EBBSFLEET UNITED V LEYTON ORIENT (5:30pm)

AWAY TRAVEL

There are coaches travelling to Leyton Orient (Saturday 18th November), Dagenham (Tuesday 21st November) and Bromley (Saturday 2nd December).

It’s not too late to book a seat and prices are per game:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Eastleigh.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

 

 

 

PREVIEW: GATESHEAD V WHITES

Dover will be aiming to stay in top spot when they make the long journey north to Tyne and Wear on Saturday.

Chris Kinnear’s men, unbeaten in seven league matches, moved into first place on goal difference after beating Woking 3-1 at Crabble on Tuesday night.

And Mitch Brundle returns to the International Stadium for the first time since signing for Dover.  The midfielder made 34 appearances for Gateshead last season.

Ahtletic’s skipper will no doubt notice there has been a change in the host’s dugout since then.

The Heed appointed former Macclesfield assistant Steve Watson as their new manager earlier this month after previous boss Neil Aspin moved to League Two Port Vale.

And after three games on the road, it will be the former Newcastle star’s first match in charge at the International Stadium.

GATESHEAD’S RECENT FORM

LEYTON ORIENT 0-2 GATESHEAD

Jordan Burrows’ double handed Steve Watson his first win as boss of the Heed.

Luke Hannant’s cross was powered home by Burrows on nine minutes and home keeper Charlie Grainger saved Patrick McLaughlin’s volley as the visitors searched for a second.

Jordan Preston also went close, firing into the side-netting from JJ O’Donnell’s pass.

Orient’s David Mooney shot tamely at Dan Hanley, but the Burrows pounced on Mark Ellis’ short back-pass ten minutes from time to seal the win.

PREVIOUS MEETING

01/04/17: DOVER 2-0 GATESHEAD

Ricky Miller enhanced his reputation as the National League’s leading marksman after his double sunk play-off chasing rivals Gateshead at Crabble on Saturday.

The striker took his tally to 34 after a goal in each half, including a sublime free-kick, as Dover ended the Heed’s 10-game unbeaten run in front of crowd of 2,507 on the second Family Day of the season.

Visiting stopper James Montgomery comfortably dealt with a couple of probing crosses, including one from Moses Emmanuel which just failed to find an outstretched Ricky Modeste.

But there was nothing he could do to prevent Miller from opening the scoring with a stunning free-kick in the 33rd minute.

The striker was brought down by Hogan 25 yards out and he picked himself before unleashing an unstoppable curling effort into the top corner of Montgomery’s goal.

Another Miller free-kick brought a flying save out of Montgomery before the keeper raced off his line to clear from Modeste.

The pressure finally told in the 78th minute when Miller made it 2-0 after he cut inside and drilled a low shot past Montgomery at his near post to seal the win for Chris Kinnear’s men.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

18/10/16: Gateshead 4-2 Dover
13/02/16: Dover 4-0 Gateshead
03/10/15: Gateshead 2-3 Dover

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Family (Two adults & two under 16’s) – £25
Adults – £15
Concessions – £8
Aged 16-17 / Student – £5
Under 16’s – £3

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

BARROW V ALDERSHOT TOWN
BOREHAM WOOD V BROMLEY
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V EASTLEIGH
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
MAIDSTONE UNITED V CHESTER
SOLIHULL MOORS V AFC FYLDE
SUTTON UNITED V EBBSFLEET UNITED
TORQUAY UNITED V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
TRANMERE ROVERS V FC HALIFAX TOWN
WOKING V GUISELEY
WREXHAM V LEYTON ORIENT

AWAY TRAVEL

The supporters coach due to travel to Gateshead on Saturday 28th October has been cancelled due to low numbers.

But there are coaches travelling to Leyton Orient on Saturday 18th November and Dagenham on Tuesday 21st November and the prices are per game:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Eastleigh.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V WOKING

Dover will be aiming for victory on Tuesday night after two points were snatched away by a last-gasp equaliser from Maidenhead at Crabble on Saturday.

But Chris Kinnear’s side go into the game unbeaten in six league matches, winning and drawing three apiece over that period.

Anthony Limbrick’s men travel down with two wins from their last three away league games.

And home fans might recognise a couple of familiar faces on show.

Richard Orlu made 124 appearances over four seasons for Whites and Matt Young featured during the 2015/16 season.

Please note, this game will be SEGREGATED.

WOKING’S RECENT FORM

BROMLEY 2-0 WOKING

Two goals just before half-time saw the Ravens win three points at Hayes Lane against ten-man Woking.

Jack Holland and Josh Rees both found the net from set-pieces and the visitors hopes of a second half comeback were dashed when Kane Ferdinand was sent off for a dangerous challenge two minutes after the restart.

The opening goal arrived on 42 minutes, Holland steering home Adam Mekki’s free-kick after Cards keeper Nathan Baxter misjudged the flight of the ball.

And Mekki assisted the home side’s second goal three minutes later, crossing for an unmarked Rees to head home.

Bromley stopper David Gregory tipped away Joe Ward’s late curling effort to keep a third clean sheet on the spin.

PREVIOUS MEETING

28/02/17: WOKING 1-0 DOVER

Whites four-game National League unbeaten run came to an end on a disappointing night at the Kingfield Stadium on a Tuesday night.

Max Kretzschmar’s second half tap-in was the difference between the sides, but Chris Kinnear’s men remained in fifth spot at the final whistle.

Woking keeper Michael Poke denied Joe Healy in the 34th minute, spectacularly tipping the midfielder’s long-range strike onto the bar.

An unmarked Ricky Modeste should have given the visitors the lead before the break, but he headed Aswad Thomas’ pin-point cross wide from close range.

Ismail Yakubu headed against his own crossbar, but it was the hosts who went ahead with their first shot on target.

Sub Charlie Carter turned Jake Caprice’s cross into Kretzschmar’s path to leave him with the easiest of tap-ins.

Athletic pressed for a leveller, but the home side held firm to move two places clear of the bottom four.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

22/11/16: Dover 3-1 Woking
05/03/16: Woking 0-1 Dover
25/09/15: Dover 2-0 Woking

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult).

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V WREXHAM
ALDERSHOT TOWN V SUTTON UNITED
BROMLEY V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
CHESTER V BARROW
DAGENHAM AND REDBRIDGE V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
EASTLEIGH V SOLIHULL MOORS
EBBSFLEET UNITED V TORQUAY UNITED
HALIFAX TOWN V MAIDSTONE UNITED
GUISELEY V BOREHAM WOOD
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V TRANMERE ROVERS
LEYTON ORIENT V GATESHEAD

AWAY TRAVEL

The supporters coach due to travel to Gateshead on Saturday 28th October has been cancelled due to low numbers.

But there are coaches travelling to Leyton Orient on Saturday 18th November and Dagenham on Tuesday 21st November and the prices are per game:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Woking or Eastleigh.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V MAIDENHEAD

  1. Dover will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways following their midweek FA Cup exit away at Bromley when they tackle Maidenhead at Crabble on Saturday.

Whites go into the game unbeaten in five league matches and have not conceded in their last three matches at home.

Alan Devonshire’s United have adjusted well to life in the National League after winning promotion from the National South, sitting 12th in the standings with 22 points.

However, the Magpies have suffered defeat in their last two away games, losing 2-0 at Chester and 4-0 at Torquay.

Former Dover winger Moses Emmanuel joined Maidenhead on a two-month loan earlier this week.

MAIDENHEAD’S RECENT FORM

MAIDENHEAD 2-1 HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE

The Magpies left it late to win their FA Cup fourth round qualifier.

Ryan Upward run onto Jake Hyde’s flick-on and smashed home an injury-time winner to confirm his side’s spot in the first round proper.

United had earlier taken the lead on 23 minutes thanks to Sam Barratt’s powerful left-footed drive and home goalie Carl Pentney preserved the lead with a point-blank save from Theo Lewis’ header.

Havant levelled four minutes after the break thanks to Jason Prior.

The striker pounced on a poor clearance by Max Kilman to level the scores following a volleyed effort from Jordan Rose

But Upward had the final say to set up a first round clash away at Coventry City.

PREVIOUS MEETING

15/03/14: MAIDENHEAD 1-2 DOVER

Ricky Modeste curled home a brilliant last-minute winner as Whites took all three points at York Road.

The substitute cut inside Leon Soloman and fired in from the edge of the box to inflict a fourth consecutive home defeat on United.

Tom Murphy skipped away from Mark Nisbet to slot past home stopper Yannick Nlate on eight minutes, but Adrian Clifton levelled moments later for the Magpies.

The midfielder header Brett Longden’s deep cross past keeper Mitch Walker to net his second goal in as many games.

Richard Pacquette thumped a second-half effort just wide for the hosts, but it was Modeste who had the final say with a stunning late strike.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

11/01/14: Dover 2-0 Maidenhead
05/03/13: Maidenhead 1-2 Dover
29/09/12: Dover 2-0 Maidenhead

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult).

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V MAIDSTONE UNITED
ALDERSHOT TOWN V TRANMERE ROVERS
BROMLEY V WOKING
CHESTER V BOREHAM WOOD
DAGENHAM AND REDBRIDGE V WREXHAM
EASTLEIGH V GATESHEAD
EBBSFLEET UNITED V BARROW
FC HALIFAX TOWN V TORQUAY UNITED
GUISELEY V SOLIHULL MOORS
HARTLEPOOL V SUTTON UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V MACCLESFIELD TOWN

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Gateshead on Saturday 28th October and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 6:15am and the costs are as follows:

Adults members £40, adult non-members £55 and accompanied child (Under 16) £20.

There are also coaches travelling to Leyton Orient on Saturday 18th November and Dagenham on Tuesday 21st November and the prices are per game:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Maidenhead or Woking.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

EMIRATES FA CUP PREVIEW: BROMLEY V WHITES

A trip to League One Rochdale is the prize for the winner of this all-Kent fourth qualifying round replay.

Saturday’s match at Crabble ended goalless with extra-time and penalties a possibility if the two sides cannot be separated after 90 minutes.

Bromley have a strong home record this season, winning four out of seven games at Hayes Lane

But Chris Kinnear’s men are unbeaten in five fixtures on their travels, having last tasted defeat away at Macclesfield on 25th August.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue ones.

TICKET NEWS

Adults – £15
Concessions (Over 65’s & students over 21 with valid student ID) – £10
Armed Forces, NHS / Emergency Services (Employers ID required) – £10
Under 16’s & Students aged 16-21 with valid student ID – £5

(Please note Under 16’s go FREE when accompanied by a full paying adult).

Full segregation will be in place for this match which means away fans will enter the stadium via the away turnstiles where it will be pay on the gate.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

THIS WEEK’S OTHER EMIRATES FA CUP FOURTH ROUND QUALIFYING REPLAYS

BILLERICAY TOWN V BRACKLEY TOWN
BOSTON UNITED V CHORLEY
CONCORD RANGERS V WOKING
EBBSFLEET UNITED V EAST THURROCK
ENFIELD TOWN V MAIDSTONE UNITED
KETTERING TOWN V NANTWICH TOWN
LEYTON ORIENT V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
OSSETT TOWN V SOLIHULL MOORS

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Bromley and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 5:15pm and the costs are as follows:

Adults members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

Due to the short notice, payment will only be accepted on the coach.

FA CUP TICKETS

FA CUP PREVIEW: WHITES V BROMLEY

Boss Chris Kinnear will be hoping his side can extend their five-game unbeaten run when they tackle Bromley at home in Saturday’s all-Kent fourth qualifying round tie.

But a tough task lies ahead for Dover with the Ravens winning two of their last three matches at Crabble, including a 2-1 victory back in August.

Should Athletic progress, It will be the fifth consecutive season they have qualified for the first round proper.

Neil Smith’s team will be looking to go one better in the competition this time around, having lost to 4-2 Braintree Town at the same stage last year.

BROMLEY’S RECENT FORM

GATESHEAD 1-2 BROMLEY

Neil Smith’s team completed a remarkable turnaround with 10 minutes remaining to take all three points at the Heed.

Sub Richard Peniket crossed for Danny Johnson to head the home side in-front on 64 minutes.

But the visitors hit back with Louis Dennis converting from the spot six minutes from full-time, following a foul by Scott Barrow on Jack Holland in the area.

And deep into injury time, sub Brett Williams headed the visitors ahead to ensure victory for the Kent side.

PREVIOUS MEETING

09/08/17: WHITES 1-2 BROMLEY

Whites were unable to extend their winning league start after losing their first Kent derby of the season 2-1 at Crabble on a Tuesday evening.

Joshua Rees slotted Bromley in front midway through the first-half and a quick breakaway strike from Louis Dennis extended the visitor’s lead after the break.

Connor Essam saw his header cleared off the line and seconds later the ball was in the back of the net at the other end of the pitch.

Iffy Allen started a swift counter-attack that ended with Dennis passing the ball underneath home stopper Mitch Walker’s body to double the away team’s advantage.

An own goal from David Gregory gave Whites hope after substitute Kadell Daniel’s free-kick struck the underside of the bar and went in off the unfortunate keeper.

But the visiting goalie redeemed himself moments later with a flying save to deny Daniel from a tight angle as Whites were unable to find an equaliser.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

18/03/17: Dover 1-0 Bromley
25/10/16: Bromley 0-2 Dover
28/12/15: Dover 2-3 Bromley

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60’s – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying result).

Tickets can still be purchased on the day but supporters should note that this match IS segregated.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

OTHER EMIRATES FA CUP FOURTH QUALIFYING ROUND FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V WREXHAM
AFC TELFORD UNITED V FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER
ALDERSHOT TOWN V TORQUAY UNITED
BATH CITY V CHELMSFORD CITY
BRACKLEY TOWN V BILLERICAY TOWN
BURGESS HILL TOWN V DARTFORD
BUXTON V GATESHEAD
CHORLEY V BOSTON UNITED
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V LEYTON ORIENT
EAST THURROCK UNITED V EBBSFLEET UNITED
EASTLEIGH V HEREFORD FC
FC HALIFAX TOWN V TRANMERE ROVERS
GUISELEY V SHILDON
HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH V TRURO CITY
HARINGEY BOROUGH V HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS
HARROGATE TOWN V GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY
KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS V CHESTER FC
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
MAIDSTONE UNITED V ENFIELD TOWN
MARGATE V LEATHERHEAD
NANTWICH TOWN V KETTERING TOWN
OXFORD CITY V BOGNOR REGIS TOWN
PAULTON ROVERS V SUTTON UNITED
SCARBOROUGH ATHLETIC V HYDE UNITED
SHAW LANE ASSOCIATION V BARROW
SLOUGH TOWN V FOLKESTONE INVICTA
SOLIHULL MOORS V OSSETT TOWN
SOUTH SHIELDS V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
ST ALBANS CITY V BOREHAM WOOD
STOURBRIDGE V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
WOKING V CONCORD RANGERS

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Gateshead on Saturday 28th October and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 6:15am and the costs are as follows:

Adults members £40, adult non-members £55 and accompanied child (under 16) £20.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Bromley, Maidenhead or Woking.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: TORQUAY V WHITES

Chris Kinnear’s men will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to five matches when they travel to Devon on Saturday.

Bottom-of-the-table United won their first match of the season on Tuesday night and new Gulls boss Gary Owers, hired last month following previous manager Kevin Nicholson’s dismissal, will be hoping Torquay can stave off relegation once again, following their survival on the final day of last season.

Since taking charge, Owers has strengthened his squad with the signings of Josh McQuoid, Rhys Murphy, Callum Evans (All loan) and Jennison Myrie Williams.

One Dover player will be familiar with his surroundings when Whites arrive at Plainmoor this weekend.

Giancarlo Gallifuoco played 35 matches for Torquay last season, scoring three goals.

TORQUAY’S RECENT FORM

TORQUAY 4-0 MAIDENHEAD

Torquay won for the first time in the National League this season in emphatic style.

The hosts struck four first-half goals in a delayed kick off, with visitors Maidenhead held up in traffic.

Josh McQuoid headed in the first on four minutes and Luke Young rifled into the bottom corner eight minutes later.

Rhys Murphy made it three from close range on 21 minutes and Jamie Reid complete the rout a minute before the break.

Maidenhead improved from the restart, but were unable to find a consolation as basement boys Torquay moved to within a point of second-bottom Solihull Moors.

PREVIOUS MEETING

22/04/17: WHITES 1-2 TORQUAY

Former Forest Green Rovers striker Brett Williams came back to haunt Dover at Crabble.

The forward scored a goal in each half as Torquay moved out of the relegation zone and took Dover’s hopes of making the play-offs out of their hands.

With half-time looming, Williams powerfully headed home AFC Bournemouth loanee Jordan Lee’s cross to give his side the lead with their first shot on target.

The attacked doubled United’s lead in the 66th minute, racing onto Luke Young’s pass and firing past Walker to notch his 11th of the season.

Aswad Thomas gave Dover a lifeline after his looping header beat Brendan Moore and the visiting keeper denied sub Moses Emmanuel seconds later.

Ricky Miller scooped over late in the game as the Gulls held on to keep their survival hopes alive.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

27/09/16: Torquay 2-1 Dover
26/03/16: Dover 5-0 Torquay
06/10/15: Torquay 2-3 Dover

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £15
Concessions (Over 65’s & NUS card holders) – £12
Under 18’s – £7
Under 7’s – Free

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAYS’ OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

BARROW V LEYTON ORIENT
BOREHAM WOOD V FC HALIFAX TOWN
GATESHEAD V BROMLEY
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V EBBSFLEET UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V ALDERSHOT TOWN
MAIDSTONE UNITED V GUISELEY
SOLIHULL MOORS V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
SUTTON UNITED V AFC FYLDE
TRANMERE ROVERS V CHESTER FC
WOKING V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
WREXHAM V EASTLEIGH

 

 

 

 

 

PARRY PINCHES POINT FOR WHITES

SUTTON 2-2 DOVER

MANNY Parry scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser to grab a point for Athletic in an exciting encounter at the Knight’s Community Stadium on Tuesday night.

The defender reacted quickest in the box to fire home after Connor Essam had headed sub Kane Richards’ deep cross back into the goalmouth.

Chris Kinnear’s men had taken a first-half lead through Giancarlo Gallifuoco’s smart turn and shot, but two stunning strikes from Tommy Wright and Keiron Cadogan after the break put the hosts in front until Parry struck.

The visitors started brightly with Ryan Bird heading Josh Passley’s pin-point cross wide and Paul Lewis firing past the post via a deflection.

Home keeper Jamie Butler was out quickly to block Jamie Allen after the forward found himself in space, with Bird’s follow-up cleared off the line.

The stopper then acrobatically tipped away Femi Ilesanmi’s header as Whites continued to press.

And that pressure paid off as Gallifuoco struck on 36 minutes.

The Australian controlled Mitch Pinnock’s free-kick, before swivelling and firing past a helpless Butler to grab his third of the season.

Mitch Walker had to tip over United’s first shot on target – a set-piece from Simon Walton just before half-time.

Following the restart, Gallifuoco drove forward and tested Butler with a low drive and Sutton manager Paul Doswell introduced striker Wright from the bench on 68 minutes.

And the substitute made an immediate impact, arrowing a volley into the top corner from the edge of the box two minutes after entering the action.

Ross Lafayette tested Walker moments later with a stinging drive, but the host’s turnaround was complete on 80 minutes.

Cadogan’s 20-yard volley flew through a crowded area and flashed past Walker before the Dover stopper could react.

But Parry had the final say as Whites dropped one place in the table, a point behind new leaders Macclesfield Town.

Earlier, boss Kinnear made one change to the side that beat Solihull Moors on Saturday.  Allen started in place of Kadell Daniel, who started as a substitute.

Athletic’s next league match sees them travel to Torquay United on Saturday 7th October. Kick off 3pm.

Sutton: Butler, Spence (Bailey 60), Collins, John, A.Thomas, Walton (Dundas 54), Eastmond, Cadogan, Taylor, Jeffery (Wright 67), Lafayette.

Subs not used: Emmanuel, K.Thomas.

Dover: Walker, Passley, Gallifuoco, Parry, Essam, Ilesanmi, Brundle, Lewis, Pinnock (Richards 85), Bird (Sho-Silva 75), Allen (Daniel 73).

Subs not used: Fazakerley, Nortey.

Referee:  Richard Hulme

Attendance:  2,206